Wexford Foundation Supports Hopeful Horizons

On Monday, February 6, 2017, Hopeful Horizons opened a satellite office in Bluffton, SC, to serve victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. The Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation awarded Hopeful Horizons a grant in order to open this office to reach more victims and assist on their path to healing.

Hopeful Horizons
Left to right HH CEO Shauw Chin Caps, HH COO Kristin Dubrowski, Jim Hicks, Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka, HHI Councilman David Ames and Don Brashears

“We are grateful for the support of the Wexford Charitable Foundation and community leaders,” said Shauw Chin Caps, CEO of Hopeful Horizons. “As we work to increase awareness and assist survivors, our satellite office in Bluffton will help us continue to reach more people and provide comprehensive services to victims of abuse.”

“At Hopeful Horizons, our mission is to protect, treat + prevent,” said Kristin Dubrowski, COO of Hopeful Horizons. “The opening of our Bluffton office equips us with additional resources to assist victims of abuse and work with the community to end abuse and change lives.”

“The Wexford Charitable Foundation’s goal is to invest in the wellbeing of the members of our community.  We are pleased to support the establishment of Hopeful Horizons’ Bluffton office,” said Wexford Charitable Foundation Chairman, Jim Hicks. “This is an example of high-impact philanthropy.  Hopeful Horizons provides proven solutions to the problems of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.  The impact of our investment will be repaid many times over – in lives meaningfully improved.  Together, we are working to significantly reduce abuse and change lives.”

“I am thrilled that Hopeful Horizons will have a physical presence in Bluffton to serve our citizens and our neighboring communities,” said Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka.  “It is critical that victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault know they aren’t alone.  Hopeful Horizons offers free, confidential, comprehensive services under one roof.  Their presence will be a great addition to the Bluffton community.”

“I have long been passionate about protecting children and couldn’t be happier to see Hopeful Horizons expanding their services in our community.  Abuse can cause lasting trauma, but that doesn’t have to be the end of the story,” said Hilton Head Island Councilman David Ames.  “Providing a welcoming place for victims to tell their story and support on their healing journey is key to helping abuse survivors rebuild their lives. Hopeful Horizons’ work breaks the cycle of violence.”

hopefulhorizonlogoHopeful Horizons is a Children’s Advocacy, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center. For more information on the services provided by Hopeful Horizons, visit www.hopefulhorizons.org.

Foundation Logo Black_6.11.2014To learn more about the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation, visit www.wexfordfoundation.com.

Hollywood Comes to Wexford

4Every year, the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation hosts a themed charity gala and auction- this year’s theme was Hollywood, complete with bright lights and a celebrity guest.

On Friday, November 4, the Foundation rolled out the red carpet for 140 Wexford members, along with special guest Tom Berenger and his wife, for an unforgettable evening. Tom Berenger, well-known for his roles in Major League, Inception, Last Will, The Big Chill, Betrayed and The Dogs War (just to name a few!) took photos and mingled with the members throughout the night, as they all enjoyed dinner, a live and silent auction, live music by Deaz Guyz and dancing.

Much thanks to their generous sponsors, donations and the Wexford members, the preliminary net proceeds from that evening were just over $68,000.

If you are interested in making a contribution to the Foundation, or if you would like to recommend a charity for consideration, please contact Jim Hicks, Chairman of the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation, at chairman@wexfordfoundation.com.





Wexford Foundation Update

2The Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation and Aerial Adventure Hilton Head recently joined forces and raised $10,000 to support local charities as a part of the 2nd annual “Send A Hero” campaign. By selling certificates to local residents, Wexford Foundation enabled 100 members of the HHI Fire Rescue and 100 guests to enjoy Aerial Adventure’s 6 challenge courses followed by lunch at Up the Creek Pub & Grill next door. Roger Freedman, owner of Aerial Adenture HH, donated $10,000 in certificates plus their lunches, in support of the wonderful work both the Foundation and the Fire Rescue do.


1Mike Fekete, owner of Java Burrito Company in the Village at Wexford, recently donated 10% of his gross sales to the Foundation on May 18th, resulting in over $400 to the Foundation.2

The Foundation is so grateful to our local community in supporting their fundraising efforts.

July/August Newsletter

Check out our latest July/August Newsletter.1

A few highlights from this month’s newsletter include:

  • Recent Accolades Announcements
  • Upcoming Clubhouse Events – including Kid’s Cooking Class with Chef: Fresh Pizza from the Garden, Napa vs. Sonoma Wine Dinner, Burgers & Brews and more!
  • Article from Harbourmaster, Mark Dryden, on the importance of eNavigation
  • Articles from our Greens & Grounds Department
  • So much more!!


June Newsletter

It’s Summertime!! Everywhere you turn, you see the Club bustling with activity – Children’s Summer Camps, Tennis Clinics, Paddle Boarding, Six Wicket Croquet and MORE!

2016 June CT CoverA few highlights from this month’s newsletter include:

  • Boating Communication Signals
  • Tips from your Golf & Tennis Pros
  • Town of Hilton Head LMO Change
  • Golf Cart Safety Rules
  • Realtor Golf & Tennis Recap
  • Upcoming event details – including Prime Rib Night, Father’s Day Brunch, Pub Night with Pops
  • Wexford Wellness Updates- including Paddleboard Yoga!
  • PLUS our 4th of July Weekend events and so much more!

Click here to view our June Club Times.

Art of Wexford

Last weekend Wexford, along with Wexford’s Event & Travel Club (ETC), hosted Art of Wexford. The evening was designed to showcase the many talents of our neighbors and friends – painters, photographers, knitters, quilters, bakers, candle-stick makers and oh-so much more!

The event began at 6 pm with art exhibits, Arts IQ games and even paint stations! Dinner followed at 7 pm, which featured Cézanne Free Range Chicken Stuffed with Spinach, Herbs and Fresh Cheese – OR – Monet Triggerfish with Lemon, Capers and Tomatoes, served with Picasso’s Early Summer Tomato Salad with Burrata Cheese, Basil Lemon Oil and Prosciutto Crisps; Early Summer Vegetables; Smashed Fingerling Potatoes with Scallions; and dessert (of course!)- Palette Cookies and Paint Brush Cakes.

The Van Gogh cocktails were flowing and crayons were coloring – it was a night full of colorful inspiration!   To see more pictures from the event, visit our Facebook page.

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Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundations Donates Over $100,000 to Local Charities

Foundation Logo Black_6.11.2014Last Wednesday, the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation hosted their fourth annual Grants Award Luncheon at the Wexford Clubhouse, sponsored by South State Bank.  The Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation awarded over $100,000 to sixteen local charities.

The Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation supports health, housing, hunger and educational charities of the Lowcountry.  This year’s grant recipients (pictured below) include the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island, The Children’s Center, The Children’s Relief Fund, Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA), Family Promise of Beaufort County, First Books of Beaufort, Grateful Hearts Soup Kitchen, The Heather Trew Foundation, Hilton Head Island Safe Harbour, Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, Meals on Wheels, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Neighborhood Outreach Connection, Programs for Exceptional People, Second Helpings and South Carolina K-9 Emergency Response Team.


Here are some comments from the recipients:

CODA Executive Director, Kristin Dubrowski, stated, “We are so grateful for the support of the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation. This grant will help us expand and enhance counseling services for victims of domestic violence, and will also help leverage additional funding.”

Hope Haven of the Lowcountry Executive Director, Shauw Chin Capps, MSW, stated, “This grant will support our Children’s Advocacy Program for child abuse victims and their families, which includes child forensic interviews, medical evaluations and counseling. These services are critical to help abused children heal from the trauma so that their future are no longer defined by the abuse.”

Family Promise of Beaufort Executive Director, Judy Hinman, stated, “Our agency provides temporary shelter and case management services to families with children who are homeless. Currently there over 450 children in our area who are homeless.  It is through the generosity of grants such as from the Wexford Foundation that we are able to bring stability back into the lives of these families and assist them so they are no longer homeless.

According to the Chairman of the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation, Jim Hicks, “The success of the Wexford Foundation is a reflection of the compassionate nature of the Members of the Wexford Community.  The engagement of our Members allows the Foundation to support partner charities that make a real difference on Hilton Head Island and the surrounding area.  These charities all enable the success of their clients.  We are pleased to be a part of such a powerful relationship.”


Wexford Foundation Board of Trustees (pictured above from left to right): Sue MacCormack, Terry Baehr, Andi Purple, Jim Hicks, Sandy Berthelsen, Stephen Carter, Mary Faas, Thom Hill

For more information about the Wexford Foundation, visit www.wexfordfoundation.com.


The Wexford Women’s Golf Association Teams up with The First Tee of The Lowcountry

The First TeeOn Tuesday, April 28th, the Wexford Women’s Golf Association (WWGA) hosted a golf outing for 16 elementary students participating in The First Tee of The Lowcountry.  The afterschool outing included golf instruction by the Wexford Golf Staff, followed by on-course play facilitated by the ladies of the WWGA.

The WWGA initially got involved with The First Tee of The Lowcountry last year when they were selected as the WWGA’s annual holiday charity partner.  Having been aware of neighbor and Executive Director of The First Tee of The Lowcountry, Mike Davis’, efforts and knowing the program’s core values, the WWGA felt it was a wonderful partnership.  The WWGA’s annual holiday tournament raised $2,820, which was donated to The First Tee of The Lowcountry.  The donated funds were dedicated to the purpose of helping students get out on the course, to assist with any greens and cart fees at participating clubs.

In the future, the WWGA plans to look for other opportunities to help make a difference and get involved. Click here to learn more about The First Tee of The Lowcountry.

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‘Zip for Charity’ Event Monday ,May 4th

ZipLineHH     WexFoudation green     Aerial Adventure HH

Wexford Foundation and ZipLine Hilton Head team
to support the military and local charities.

The owners of ZipLine Hilton Head and Aerial Adventure Hilton Head, two popular outdoor attractions located at Broad Creek Marina Adventures, are partnering with the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation to host “Zip for Charity”, a very special day to benefit health, housing, hunger and educational charities of the Lowcountry.   Each year, the Foundation provides grants to local humanitarian charities.  Roger and Pam Freedman, owners of ZipLine Hilton Head are donating 100% of the proceeds of the May 4th “Zip for Charity” event to the Foundation as their way of giving back to the community.   Roger Freedman said “We really like the way the Wexford Foundation identifies and supports many of the very effective charities on Hilton Head Island.  We are proud of our partnership with them.”

The Wexford Foundation was formed in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation.  The Foundation is managed by volunteers and in three years, over $230,000 has been awarded to nineteen local charities.  More information, including a list of all grant recipients, may be found at http://www.wexfordfoundation.com/.

The “Zip for Charity” event offers supporters and guests several ways to participate.   The special “Zip for Charity Reservation Hotline” is 843-715-2842 to take reservations and donations for this event.

1) Purchase a ticket for $89 via the Hotline to have a reserved time for your two-hour guided ZipLine adventure on May 4th.

2) Purchase a ticket for $49 for the two-hour self-guided Aerial Adventure on May 4th.

3) “Send a Soldier” Donation Program.  For those who would like to take advantage of the opportunity to thank a local military hero, you may donate $100 to send a local active duty Marine, sailor, or soldier and their guest to enjoy Aerial Adventure, along with a voucher for lunch next door at the Up the Creek Pub & Grill.  Military personnel and their guest will be able to use this certificate anytime in 2015.  The Wexford Foundation and ZipLine are working with representatives of nearby military bases to make the Aerial Adventure available to local military personnel as a way of showing appreciation for everything they do for our country.   Call the Hotline to support this very important initiative.

Since space is limited, please order your tickets for you or your military guests soon.   More information on the ZipLine and Aerial Adventure is available at http://www.ziplinehiltonhead.com/.   Jim Hicks, Chairman of the Wexford Foundation, stated “This is a great partnership in giving, and ZipLine and Pam and Roger Freedman are to be applauded for their generosity.  The bonus of enabling supporters to show appreciation to local military heroes really takes this event to a new level.”

Zip for Charity flyer

Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation Holds 3rd Annual Grants Award Luncheon

Your Wexford Foundation recently awarded $85,630 in grants to 14 local charities, representing our continued support of the Health, Housing, Hunger and Educational needs of the Lowcountry.  Thanks to the support of our members, in just three short years we have awarded nearly one quarter of a million dollars.

2015 Grants Luncheon

Wexford Foundation Charities:
Boys & Girls Club of the Lowcountry, The Children’s Center, Children’s Relief Fund, Family Promise of Beaufort County, Hilton Head Island Safe Harbor, Hope Haven, Low Country Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Meals on Wheels, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Neighborhood Outreach Connection, Programs for Exceptional People, Sandalwood Food Pantry, Second Helpings, Wish Upon a Horse

To learn more about the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation, visit www.wexfordfoundation.com.